India on Tuesday described the remarks of OIC’s (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) on the ongoing hijab controversy in Karnataka as ‘motivated and misleading.’
The MEA further added that the 57-member bloc is being ‘misused by vested interests’ for anti-India agenda.
“We have noted yet another motivated and misleading statement from the General Secretariat of the OIC on matters pertaining to India. Issues in India are considered and resolved in accordance with our constitutional framework and mechanisms, as well as democratic ethos and polity,” Arindam Bagchi, spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs noted in a statement.
On February 14, the OIC’s General Secretariat expressed ‘deep concern’ on the hijab controversy, as well as the ‘Dharm Sansad’ event, held in Haridwar in December 2020.